Why does the world need taxonomy?
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14. June 2013 - 13:42 — j.mitchell
The spider which caused a commotion last April by biting a flowershop assistant in Berlin has been taxonomically determined by the spider expert Jason Dunlop. It is assumed that the specimen, belonging to the tropically occuring nursery web spiders (Pisauridae), found its way to Germany via a flower shipment.
24. May 2013 - 14:04 — j.mitchell
The Bank of Canada has barked up the wrong maple tree with its new plastic banknotes, using a foreign Norway maple leaf as the emblem on the notes instead of the sugar maple that the country has on its national flag, an eagle-eyed Canadian botanist says.
GTI stands for Global Taxonomy Initiative, which was established in 1998 as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in order to strengthen taxonomic knowldege and resources. The GTI is a cross-cutting issue of the CBD. This indicates the relevance of GTI for other thematic programme contents and is also conveyed by the content of its work programme. The GTI generally consists of National Focal Points (NFP), which either already exist or still needs to be nominated. In terms of contents the GTI consits of a set of activities and objectives agreed on by the CBD member states. Further information can be obtained from the GTI-factsheet.
What's in a name? New naming methods speed up taxonomical work
24. May 2013
To speed the process of describing all the different species within the hyperdiverse genus of weevils Trigonopterus, German entomologists Alexander Riedel of the Natural...
Don't Be Fooled: Flowers Mislead Traditional Taxonomy
8. May 2013
Floral morphologies may be less reliable than other traits in determining the relationships of papilionoid species and genera.
For hundreds of years, plant taxonomists have worked to...
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